FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.
Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.
We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.
Amazingly, Margie’s second and last LP for Stax failed to chart. For my money, as brilliant as ‘Margie Joseph Makes a New Impression‘ is – and brilliant IT IS – ‘Phase II’ actually surpasses its predecessor in coming up with beautifully orchestrated soul gems that…Read More/Download ›
Beautiful 70s Miami Soul, produced by Steve Alaimo & Clarence Reid featuring Latimore on piano. Classic Soul / Funk album from 1976, featuring the killer song ‘I’ve Got Nothing To Lose‘ sampled by Royal Flush on ‘Iced Down Medallions’. Tracks A1 Something So Right 5:24…Read More/Download ›
Banda Black Rio were formed in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro. They revolutionised ‘black instrumental music’ at the time with their Brazilian re-interpretation of soul, jazz, funk and disco grooves, inspired by the likes of Tim Maia and reminiscent of Kool & The Gang and…Read More/Download ›
There are funk bands. And then there are The JB’s. In the early 1970s, James Brown’s production stable was quite simply overflowing with soul. Beyond his own genre-bursting music – which brought funk and R&B to new stratospheres with each platter he released – he…Read More/Download ›
A much more upbeat record from Simone than we’re used to, although a more upbeat Nina Simone is still a fairly calm, reserved figure. Some of the jumped-up moments are pretty excellent -the Ray Charles-esque “I’m Gonna Leave You“, the cover of “Brown Eyed Handsome…Read More/Download ›
Funk and R&B singer Betty Davis was influenced by close friends like Jimi Hendrixand her ex-husband, jazz legend Miles Davis. In 1975, visionary music mogul Chris Blackwell signed her to his Island Records label, which released her groundbreaking album Nasty Gal. Davis’ sexy growl conjures images of her the way…Read More/Download ›
This is a very rare album. Recorded at Benson Sound Studio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Produced by Messengers Incorporated. They are Midwest Funk, mixture of everything. The band, Barbara Burton, Sonny Morrison, Morris McCraven, Charles Burton, Maurice Love, James “Bucky” Young, Maurice Howard, Charles Atkinson, Jim…Read More/Download ›
Del Jones’ Positive Vibes were a Philadelphia band that released two versions of the same album – both self-released on Hikeka Records in 1973. First was the ‘psych mix’ entitled ‘Court Is Closed’ and then the self-titled ‘soul mix’ with added horns and re-ordered with…Read More/Download ›
Yellow Sunshine is a funk band from Philadelphia (PA), formed by brothers Karl and Roland Chambers, along with namester Lester and Idress Young. Dexter Wansel and Ron Harding joined them a little later. In this configuration, the guys recorded only one album, released on the…Read More/Download ›
Brooklyn’s Little Anthony And The Imperials are best known for their mid 60s sweet soul ballads ‘Hurt So Bad‘ and ‘Goin Out Of My Head‘ though on the Northern scene they’re revered for the much more energized ‘Better Use Your Head‘. The group’s mentor Teddy…Read More/Download ›
In the mid- to late ’60s, the Florida-bred soul duo James & Bobby Purify were frequently compared to another dynamic R&B act of the day, Sam & Dave, which is easy to understand given how often they covered Sam & Dave’s tunes (and how James & Bobby’s producer, Papa Don Schroeder,…Read More/Download ›
The Complete Works 1970-1975. Soul and funk from Los Angeles drummer/singer/songwriter Ed “Apple” Nelson and his band. Superb re-issue of funk & soul from the New Orleans outfit. Clear nods to some of the funk heavyweights of the era, but with a distinct sound of…Read More/Download ›
Priscilla Coolidge was an American recording artist and sister of singer Rita Coolidge. Between 1969 and 1979, she was married to Booker T. Jones, who produced Coolidge’s first solo album, 1970’s Gypsy Queen. Then the pair collaborated as a duo on three albums: 1971’s Booker T. & Priscilla; 1972’s Home Grown; and…Read More/Download ›
A SOUGHT AFTER FUNKY SOUL-JAZZ RELEASE FROM DETROIT ON THE CHAMPION RECORD LABEL …. Original U.S. Pressing of this great 70’s Jazz Funk LP The work of keyboard player Jimmy McKee from Kentucky who also served as a backing for famous artists such as Millie Jackson,…Read More/Download ›
Disco funk LP from longtime JB backup singer Martha High. James Brown on production. The funky Diva Martha High has been an integral part of James Brown’s life and career for more than 30 years: she was his backing vocalist, hairdresser, payroll master and his…Read More/Download ›
Discovered by music promoter Paul Kyser at a talent show in Baltimore in the early 1970’s, five young men from Baltimore inspired by the Jackson 5 and calling themselves Jimmy Briscoe & the Little Beavers made quite an impression with the public; which led to…Read More/Download ›